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SLS Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Wings

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Jim Adams is our host for Song Lyric Sunday today. Jim says:

We gather here today for another episode of SLS Helen Vahdati’s This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time Song Lyric Sunday.  The prompt this week is “Ocean/Sea/Lake/Bay”, which should make for some interesting posts.

Should you care to have some fun and pick a song for this prompt,

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to this post will eventually work, as long as you are being patient.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Have fun and enjoy the music.

I was 13 when this song came out. I like the way it changes things up. Lots happening in this song, special effects and vocals. It really surprised me to see this is a Paul McCartney song, not a Beatles song.  I remember when Wings had their time in the sun.  They had a lot of good hits!

Wikipedia says: “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” is a song by Paul and Linda McCartney from the album Ram. Released in the United States as a single on 2 August 1971, it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on 4 September 1971, making it the first of a string of post-Beatles, McCartney-penned singles to top the US pop chart during the 1970s and 1980s. Billboard ranked the song as number 22 on its Top Pop Singles of 1971 year-end chart. It became McCartney’s first gold record as a solo artist.

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13 thoughts on “SLS Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey by Wings

  1. I thought when I first heard this song- and also Band On The Run- that each song- was two songs- in both songs its kind of like The Beatles A Day In The Life- it sounds like two different songs sliced together. Especially Band On The Run- I thought it was strange that they always played those two songs back to back.. after a while I figured out it was one song…

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